How do I create an ActiveView to manage Resources on computers? (NETIQKB210)

  • 7700210
  • 02-Feb-2007
  • 19-Jun-2007

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How do I create an ActiveView to manage Resources on computers?

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Directory and Resource Administrator 6.x

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Directory and Resource Administrator 7.x

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ActiveViews can be created to manage different types of resources on one or more computers across multiple domains. The types of resource that can be managed are as follows:

  • Computers
  • Connected users
  • Devices
  • Event logs
  • Local Admin Password
  • Open files
  • Printers
  • Print Queues
  • Services
  • Shares

The following example is a step-by-step process for creating an ActiveView to start the Alerter service on any computer in any managed domain.

This example is about how to create an ActiveView, assign an Assistant Admin, and associate both to an existing Role. In this ActiveView, the assigned Assistant Admin can only start the Alerter service on any computer in any managed domain.

For DRA 6.x versions

  1. Launch the MMC interface while logged on as an Assistant Admin with, at minimum, Built-in Security Role and perform the following steps.
  2. Expand ActiveView management.
  3. Select ActiveViews and click New.
  4. Type in a name for the ActiveView and click Finish.
  5. In the Add Objects dialog box, select Custom rule and click Next.
  6. Select the Include option and click Next.
  7. Select Services and click Next.
  8. Select In any domain and click Next.
  9. Select Any computer and click Next.
  10. Select Name matches {wildname}, click on {wildname} and type Alerter, click OK, click Next.
  11. Specify a name for this Rule and click Finish.
  12. In the What would you like to do next? dialog box, click Assign Assistant Admins button.
  13. Click the Add users button, highlight a userID, click Add, click OK and click Next.
  14. Click the Add roles button, highlight the Built-in ResourceStart role, click Add, click OK and click Next.
  15. Click Finish.

For DRA 7.x versions

  1. Launch Delegation and Configuration while logged on as a Assistant admin with at minimum Built-in security role.
  2. Expand Delegation Management.
  3. Click the New ActiveView icon on the toolbar.
  4. Click Next.
  5. On the Rule screen click Add and select Object that matches rule...
  6. Select Add Services.
  7. Click Any Service then select Service Matching Wildcard.
  8. In the text box type Alerter.
  9. Click OK.
  10. Click OK.
  11. Click Next.
  12. Name the ActiveView and give it a description.
  13. Click Next.
  14. On the Summary screen make sure I want to delegate power over this ActiveView is checked.
  15. Click Finish.
  16. Click Next.
  17. On the specify Assistant Admin screen click Add and select User.
  18. Type the name of the desired user in the text box and click Find Now.
  19. Select the user and click Add.
  20. Click OK then click Next.
  21. On the specify Rules and Powers screen click Add then Powers.
  22. In the text box type Resource and click Find Now.
  23. Highlight Start Resource and click Add.
  24. Click OK.
  25. Click Finish.


note
Make sure the Service is not disabled or this will not work properly. The Service must be set to Manual or Automatic.

Additional Information

Formerly known as NETIQKB210

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